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I need to make a change of (foreign) address for a pending I-129F form, but I am not sure how to do it. Here is a little background.

On March 31, my I-129F was received and accepted in Dallas and subsequently sent to the California Service Center. Following my case status online, I received a message that form I-797 was sent and should be received by April 30, if not, call the service center 800 number. I did just that, and was assured not to worry, the case would be proceeding normally and wait for further update. I have since learned that mail delivery has been suspended to my area. I made an attempt to change my mailing address online, but was unable to do so because the online form requires a state and zip code. My fiancé and I both live in Vietnam. I made a few more calls to the 800 number, and both times, I was asked to hold while my call was being transferred to someone who could help me, but on both occasions, I heard a recording saying the call volume was too high for my call to be accepted. On June 8, my case status update informed me that the I-797 had been returned as undeliverable and that I need to request a reissue and change my address if applicable. If not done so within six months, the documents will be destroyed, and I will have to start from the beginning. Again, I called the 800 number, and again, I was asked to hold then heard the same recording and was promptly disconnected. Also, the USCIS website has a request for a reissue of a document, but it also requires both a state and zip code in the address for the form to send. I do have plenty of time to solve the problem, but, of course, I want to fix this as soon as possible. Obviously, the USCIS deals with many people who live outside of the US, and I am sure this is a common occurrence, so I am also sure that there is a simple answer. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Do u have any friends or relatives in the USA ? If so ask them to receive your mail for you or get a PO Box from them

K-1 Visa Timeline

I-129F Received : 2014-08-29

NOA1 : 2014-09-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-07

NVC Received : 2014-10-30

Paid visa fee $265 : 2014-11-19

Submitted DS-160 Form 2014-11-19

Interview scheduled - 2015-1-22

Visa Issued and in Hand on 2015-1-31!!       


AOS Timeline

Mailed out AOS Package to USCIS to Chicago Lockbox with tracking and signature 2015-05-09

Received email and text notification of AOS package 2015-05-15

Received hard copy of NOA1's for 3 AOS packet 2015-05-21

Successful Biometrics walk in SF Field Office on 2015-06-03

EAD AP combo card in hand on 2015-08-04

Got email notification AOS interview scheduled on 2015-09-03

Green Card in Hand - 2015-10-14!!! YAY!!!

I-751 ( ROC )

July 8, 2017 mailed I-751 packet via USPS Priority Mail with Tracking #

July 10th, 2017 I-751 Package was delivered to PO Box to USCIS Laguna Niguel

July 12, 2017  Check cashed from CSC

July 13, 2017 Received NOA1 in the mail, NOA1 Dated July 10th

July 22, 2017 Biometrics letter received

February 26, 2018 case transferred to local office

August 17, 2018 Received new extension letter

September 19, 2018 Case transferred and new office has jurisdiction

September 24th, 2018 Received case transfer notice in the mail to Texas Center

October 17, 2018 Card in Production APPROVED!!! WHOO-WHOO!!!!:dance::dance:

NO RFE or Interview on ROC I751!!!

October 22nd, 2018 USPS tracking updated GC to arrive on Oct 24th!

October 23rd, 2018 Green Card in Hand!!


Dec 15th, 2018 Filed online and got NOA1

Dec 21st, 2018 Biometrics Appointment scheduled online scheduled for Jan 9th 2019

Jan 2nd, 2019 Successful Biometrics walk in

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Thank you for your reply with my apology for not thanking you sooner. Unfortunately, I have still had no luck in making the address change online or through the customer service phone number. I will try to change the address with a paper form.

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